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Pilots urge rejection of U.S. route for budget Norwegian carrier

Pilots urge rejection of U.S. route for budget Norwegian carrier

| August 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

The nation’s largest pilots’ union Monday called on the Obama administration to reject a new European airline’s application to offer low-cost transatlantic flights between the U.S. and Norway, warning the budget carrier is trying to skirt U.S. safety and labor regulations. The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), joined by the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department […]

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The Carbon Footprint of an Airline

The Carbon Footprint of an Airline

| August 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

The carbon footprint of an airline is massive compared to that of an individual. Air travel can represent the greatest part of a person’s carbon footprint — the cardinal sin of greenhouse gas emissions at the individual scale. Carbon emissions from air travel are only a small fraction of emissions from overall human energy use, […]

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Airbus has slashed A380 prices to try and snag sales

Airbus has slashed A380 prices to try and snag sales

| August 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

It’s the largest passenger jet in the world, but that hasn’t equated to big sales. Airbus’ A380 has netted 318 orders, with the company delivering 138 planes, since the company rolled out the superjumbo jet in 2005. The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines in 2007, at which time the company touted it as […]

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Gulfstream moving toward supersonic jet

Gulfstream moving toward supersonic jet

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s all about the boom. For more than a decade, Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace has dedicated a team of engineers and other researchers to finding a way to diminish the bone-jarring sound of an aircraft breaking the sound barrier. Some seven years ago, Gulfstream rolled out its “Quiet Spike” sonic boom mitigation system on a NASA […]

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Plane Spotting – Boeing 747 Smokey Touchdown at Montreal Airport [VIDEO]

Plane Spotting – Boeing 747 Smokey Touchdown at Montreal Airport [VIDEO]

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. A beautiful jumbo jet Boeing 747-400 having a hard and smokey landing at Montreal airport.

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Airplanes Spotting O’Hare International Airport [VIDEO]

Airplanes Spotting O’Hare International Airport [VIDEO]

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Video includes a lot of heavy aircraft clips at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Featured airlplanes includesa mix of domestic, […]

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FAA’s new air traffic control system unstable, less capable than old system

FAA’s new air traffic control system unstable, less capable than old system

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has begun deploying new computers systems for its air traffic controllers despite warnings that the system suffers from unstable requirements, lacks key safety capabilities and requires training that has yet to be given to workers, a government watchdog warned Monday. The problems with the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) are […]

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A plan for saving Malaysia Airlines

A plan for saving Malaysia Airlines

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Never in the history of commercial aviation has an airline experienced two disasters on an international scale within six months of each other – the unexplained disappearance of MH370 in March and then the tragic shooting down of MH17 in July. The fate of the once great American flag carrier, Pan Am, was sealed by […]

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You can now use Paypal to book a flight with RyanAir

You can now use Paypal to book a flight with RyanAir

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ryanair launched a new payment partnership with PayPal, providing customers, business travellers, travel agents and corporate travel departments with even more ways to book and pay for the lowest fares on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair’s 86m customers now have the option to pay for their Ryanair flights using their PayPal account, ensuring even faster bookings […]

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Emirates Airlines launches first non-stop Dubai-Chicago flight

Emirates Airlines launches first non-stop Dubai-Chicago flight

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Emirates Airlines launched its first non-stop flight from Dubai to America’s Windy City Chicago on August 5, marking its ninth US route from where the airline operates. The Boeing carrier EK 777-200RL landed in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after a 14-hour flight on Tuesday, at 3:25 pm local time which was showered with a water […]

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